SC Summer Theatre Festival to Present the Musical "Big Fish" June 30, July 1-2

The Southwestern College Summer Theatre Festival will present the musical “Big Fish” on Friday, June 30, and Saturday July 1, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, July 2, at 2 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center.

“Bring the whole family to this musical about family,” says director Allyson Moon.  “It will inspire you to live bigger, love bigger, and dream bigger.”

“Big Fish” centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

“Edward tells these huge, imaginative stories about who he has met while on the road as a traveling salesman,” Moon says.  “His son doesn’t believe his father has led the life that he has told.  He is on a mission to find out who his father really is.  Edward has a simple message, to live life as big as possible.”

The cast includes Matt Berthot as Edward; Matt Porter as young Edward; Michelle Zacharov as Sandra; Emily Flickinger as young Sandra; Jonathon Lane as Will; Hunter Lough as young Will; Kaela Massey as Josephine; Josh Massey as Karl; Jack Warring as Amos; Allie Petrovich as the Witch; Jessica Coldwell as Jenny Hill; Scarlet Green as young Jenny Hill; Tanner Schartz as Don Price; Shawn Knepper as Zacky Price; Austin Davis as Doctor Bennett; Nathaniel Metzinger as New York Doctor; Carlene Dick as Mermaid; Kyle Smith as Red Fang; and Chris Rogers as Ashton Mayor.

Brian Winnie is the music director and Sheila Harding is the choreographer.  

Tickets are $6 for youth, $10 for seniors, and $12 for adults.  To reserve tickets, call (620) 221-7720, email, or go online at


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